If you’re fond of craft beer or fine wine, you’re well positioned as a guest here at The Goodwin in Downtown Hartford, a recent winner of the best overnight stay/city lodging 2020 by Connecticut Magazine. You’ll find yourself within shouting distance of some outstanding Connecticut breweries, with an array of wineries in the broader region promising some tasty day-tripping.// Read More //
Treating yourself to a Hartford staycation this summer? Make it extra-special with accommodations with us at the historic Goodwin, which just won best overnight stay/city lodging 2020 by Connecticut Magazine
Well, needless to say, there’s so much that Connecticut’s capital offers: plenty to do and see even in this strange time when many of us aren’t embarking on long-distance travel.// Read More //
Who couldn’t use a full-on dose of natural beauty about right now? Well, as a guest of ours here at The Goodwin, you’re well set up for that sort of rejuvenation: You’ll find yourself within a short drive of one of Connecticut’s most lauded attractions, Lavender Pond Farm.// Read More //
We’ve got some exciting—downright tasty—news to announce here at The Goodwin. Our on-site restaurant is undergoing a transformation under the helm of Chef Tyler Anderson: Restaurant Porrón is being rebranded as Terreno, and in the process the formerly Spanish cuisine is morphing into a thrilling Cal-Italian menu.
Terreno will be opening on February 10th, and we couldn’t be more eager to invite Goodwin guests and off-the-street diners alike to this new incarnation of our hotel eatery!
The Concept of Terreno
The Hartford Courant’s food and dining reporter Leeanne Griffin recently wrote about the switchover from Porrón to Terreno, noting Chef Anderson’s shifted focus in his reimagined establishment on “chef-driven comfort food inspired by Italy.” That’ll include Roman focaccia pizza, pastas, and other dishes that take their cues not only from the Boot but also the sunny fusion cookery of the Golden State, where Chef Anderson’s roots lie.
“Restaurant Porrón was inspired by a love of Spanish-style cuisine,” Chef Anderson said in a statement quoted by the Courant. “And that’s because it was inspired by a trip I took with my wife, and my role as a culinary ambassador to Spain in 2017. […] I continue to be inspired by my family and look forward to letting the menu reflect that again.
“Our team will stay close to our roots,” he continued, “with our farm-fresh New England ingredients guiding dishes that evoke the familiarity of my childhood in California and the flavors of my wife’s Sicilian ancestry.”
Terreno is one of a number of top-quality culinary ventures overseen by Chef Anderson, who’s been nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northeast” award six times and who competed in Season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef.
Bar Piña & the Donut Shop
Meanwhile, The Goodwin’s Bar Piña, which serves as a donut shop by day and a cocktail lounge by night, will stay open in its current form during the restaurant’s metamorphosis. Bar Piña’s one of the best places in the Connecticut capital to grab a drink and some bites with friends or colleagues, and it will continue to be so as Terreno’s California-inflected, Italian-informed gastronomy steps into the spotlight. The combination of gourmet restaurant, snazzy bar, and quite-irresistible donut emporium makes The Goodwin a magnet for foodies, socialites, and anybody looking for a lively, inviting, and delicious hangout in Hartford.
Needless to say, guests at our historic hotel definitely appreciate the on-site wining and dining on offer, and we’re sure they’re going to love Chef Anderson’s new creation—as will any and all Hartford diners in general!
Experience the Launch of Terreno, The Goodwin’s New Cal-Italian Restaurant
Randy Salvatore, founder/owner of RMS Companies that runs our hotel, said in the Courant article, “I am so excited that Tyler Anderson continues to share his visions and culinary talents with the restaurant, lounge, and meeting venues at The Goodwin Hotel. This will continue to elevate the dining experience for our guests at The Goodwin, residents of the city, and employees from Hartford and all of the surrounding areas.”
Start prepping those taste buds of yours today, and make sure to stop by and share a delicious dinner or lunch with your friends and colleagues!
If you’re a fan of The Goodwin—and naturally we hope that you are, whether you’ve stayed with us once or many times—we invite you to cast a vote for our boutique hotel in this year’s “Best of Hartford” awards presented by the Hartford Courant!
You can vote through the end of February, but as with just about anything else that can be riskily procrastinated, we recommend (if you’re so inclined) submitting yours right away so you don’t forget. We’d be grateful for the show of support!
The Goodwin Nominated in the Hartford Courant’s “Best of Hartford” 2020 Roundup
The Hartford Courant’s “Best of Hartford” awards cover a lot of territory in several general categories, including Entertainment (with voting for the best art gallery, hiking destination, concert venue, golf course, bowling alley, festival, and more) and Retail (antique store, florist, toy store, garden nursery, pet boutique, etc.). There are a slew of individual awards in the Local People category, including for best weatherperson, bartender, musician, blogger—even the best Tweeter in the city! We’re proud to see our very own Anderson in the running for Hartford’s best chef in that Local People list as well as our Goodwin restaurant among the nominees in the Food & Drink field (which we’re mentioning just in case—hint, hint—you want to cast a couple of other votes as well).
We’re honored to be nominated in the category for Best Hotel of Hartford this year. It’s been our pleasure to usher The Goodwin Hotel, our historic and fully renovated downtown landmark, into a new era. The Goodwin dates from 1881, when it was constructed as a luxury apartment building; our instantly recognizable terra-cotta facade harkens back to that original structure. It was eventually converted into a hotel, a hospitality tradition we’ve been carrying on since the Goodwin’s modern reopening in 2017.
We love treating our guests to the finest in Downtown Hartford boutique luxury lodgings in the form of more than 120 guestrooms, suites, and duplexes, and such on-site amenities as a 24-hour fitness center, a yoga studio, and gourmet dining.
We’re so happy to be a part of the Hartford community, including such treasured institutions as the Hartford Stage, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Bushnell, the Hartford Children’s Museum, the Connecticut Science Center, and the Mark Twain House: among the many attractions—also including the XL Center, the Elizabeth Park Conservancy, and the XFINITY Theatre—which our Goodwin guests enjoy easy access to.
Vote for The Goodwin in the “Best of Hartford” Awards
Remember to cast your ballot (via this link) for The Goodwin by February 29th in the Hartford Courant’s “Best of Hartford” awards! Thank you to each and every one of our guests and visitors: You help make us who we are!
If you’re still not sure how to treat your special somebody over Valentine’s Day, consider a romantic escape to The Goodwin in Downtown Hartford! Our historic and warm-hearted hotel will immerse the two of you in a luxurious, cosmopolitan-flavored oasis decked out with amenities and close to the Connecticut capital city’s top attractions. Valentine’s Day magic awaits you at The Goodwin—lock down your accommodations with us today!// Read More //
Among multiple fine live venues within minutes of your room or suite at The Goodwin is the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts: a Greater Hartford institution since 1930, and now an institution run by Connecticut’s biggest arts organization.// Read More //